The 474-room Naples Grande Beach Resort is set to reopen Dec. 15 after closing for more than three months due to damage by Hurricane Irma and undergoing renovation.
Since Irma made landfall in southwest Florida on Sept. 10, Naples Grande has undergone a multi-million-dollar upgrade to guestrooms, landscaping, pools and public places.
The independent resort hotel in Naples got new flooring and refreshed décor throughout its on-site Aura Restaurant and Lobby Lounge and in such meeting spaces as its Vista Ballroom.
Rather than working exclusively through outside contractors, staff volunteered to perform renovations themselves, including painting, cleaning and landscaping Naples Grande. The 23-acre property is adjacent to a nature preserve and mangrove estuary.
To promote its refreshed look, Naples Grande expects to host a grand opening party in January. – Mike Seemuth